Sheila Dikshit likely to be new Delhi Congress Chief

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NEW DELHI: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is likely to be the next Delhi Congress Chief.


She served as Chief Minister for three consecutive terms till 2013 when the Congress lost power.

Sheila Dikshit was succeeding Ajay Maken who resigned last week citing health reasons. He had served as the party unit head for about four years.

54-year-old, Ajay Maken, a former minister in Dikshit’s Cabinet has stepped down as Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president on January 4.

"Since 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections, I have got lots of love and support as from party workers, the media and party president Rahul Gandhi. I am grateful for this immense support," Maken had tweeted in Hindi after announcing his resignation.

Sheila Dikshit is an Indian politician who was the longest serving Chief Minister of Delhi, serving for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013.

In the December 2013 elections to the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Dikshit was defeated in New Delhi constituency by Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who briefly replaced her as Delhi's chief minister.

Subsequently, she was sworn in as Governor of Kerala on 11 March 2014, however, she resigned on 25 August 2014

 

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